This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24 - BGlad!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Playing catch-up

Can't believe I haven't touched my cutter for over a week! Just been trying to catch up on a few things here at home and get my mind re-focused. Last weekend the newlyweds were here and opened their wedding gifts. They took most items with them, so I now have my living room back! They are currently house-sitting, then they'll be moving to Asheboro, North Carolina the first part of August.

Got a fun preview of the wedding photos. Their photographer was a friend from college and was so excited to be taking the photos. She's still prepping most of the pix but forwarded a couple to DD - I think this one looks like a magazine cover . . .
Can't wait to see the others! Great job, Jen!

Don't have to go in to work today so I have the whole day to myself. Although this wasn't on my list of things to do for the day (LOL) I designed a fun little flourish frame to share.
Soon to Cutters Market
I thought it would be fun to frame a photo, a journaling box, a date or monogram. Let me know if/how you use it!
(The monogram font is Lucia BT)

BTW - I have svg's for almost all of my files - if you use SCAL and would like an svg file, shoot me an email!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Journey Journal

fI've made a habit of keeping a log of each of our family vacations. It's been a great help when I am ready to scrap our summer photos. In the journal I usually write down activities we do each day, interesting sights along the way, funny town names, silly quotes or anecdotes; as well as details such as prices paid for admission, gas mileage, and distance from here to there, etc. (It's been fun to look back and see that on our honeymoon the price of admission to Disney World was barely over $20 each, that we've driven by the Cowpasture River, and that DD#2 saw walnut shells along a hiking trail and called them "pig snots". LOL)
I made this altered composition book to take along with us this year. I used pages from an old atlas to cover the front and back than added other fun and/or travel related items.

Available at Cutters Market

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Were you wondering what I was going to do with all those photos of DD & her (then) fiance'?

Last year I started collecting small silver frames, glass plates and glass goblets at garage sales and second hand stores. I printed off photos of the engaged couple to fit in the frames. Then turned the goblets upside down and adhered a plate on top to form a mini pedestal.

We placed a frame on top of each pedestal, along with silk rose petals, a string of pearls, a bit of lace, some glass pebbles, and a little silver basket holding a tealight. We placed the pedestal on a metallic silver circle of wrapping paper and wound a length of tulle around the base, as well as a few more rose petals and glass pebbles and the chocolate kiss favor bundles.
Each centerpiece was similar to the others but unique in it's own way. It looked nice - but the cost was minimal!
The mini pedestals are also a fun way to serve refreshments at a party or shower (we used them at DD#2's HS graduation party). You can vary the size and height depending on goblet and plate size!
A similar idea is to use china plates and tea cups.

Another new family member

Not only did the end of June provide me with a son-in-law, but I also gained a new nephew!

My oh-so-accommodating sister was willing to wait until after DD was married to deliver this sweet little bundle. Eli was born on June 30 and is now home getting acquainted with his two brothers and sister.

Can the summer get any better??

To celebrate I'm having a sale at Cutters Market. All my files in the Children category are now $.75 or less. Hurry over - this is for a limited time.

Nashville - anyone?

Hubby and I will be visiting Nashville, Tennessee soon. This is a "scouting" expedition for a possible job transfer opportunity.

Any of you wonderful blog friends from Nashville or know about the area? Got any little known facts, hints or tips. The coolest places to live, visit, eat or shop? The easiest ways to get around? Any places to avoid?

Send me an e-mail or leave a comment. Any help is greatly appreciated!!

On another note . . .

Happy Independence Day!!

Visit my gallery at Cutters Market and pick up a free file!

**May your picnic stay dry and your fireworks soar high!**

Can we get back to "normal" now?

Wow - I don't know where to start!! There was/is so much going on around here.

First off - the wedding was beautiful/wonderful. Everything went very smoothly! Everyone and everything was where they were supposed to be and even the weather cooperated! The ceremony was lovely and moving (groom's minister dad & grandpa officiated). Can't wait to see and share photos! Mr & Mrs are on their honeymoon in Florida, the gifts have been stashed in my livingroom until they get back to open them and 'most' everything else is either boxed up or back where it belongs. Here's one photo to share, snapped by DD#2 at the reception of the newlyweds' first dance.

For all you oh-so-patient blog visitors here's a cutter file share for today and, hopefully, I'll get in another post or two in the near future.
I teased you a few days ago with a photo of the bridesmaids' gifts.

The gift consisted of a personal photo in an embellished mat,
a card from the bride, and a pillow box holding a necklace and earrings to wear at the ceremony. We used Worldwin Pearlescent papers for a classy, shimmery look.

Coming soon to Cutters Market.
Thanks, blog friends, for hanging with me and offering encouragement through all the wedding preparations! After 20+ years I now have a son! LOL


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